Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
This is the lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith from Ethiopia and Jamaica. The text of this edition was selected from a portion of a book entitled The Queen of Sheba and Her Only Son Menyelek, which was translated by E. A. Wallis Budge and first published in English in 1922.
The Kebra Nagast is a great storehouse of legends and traditions, some historical and some of purely folklore character, derived from the Old Testament and the later rabbinic writings, and from Egyptian, Arabian, and Ethiopic sources. Of the early history of the compilation and its maker and of its subsequent editors, nothing is known; but the principal groundwork of its earliest form was the traditions that were current in Syria, Palestine, Arabia, and Egypt during the first four centuries of the Christian era. The earliest form of the text, in Ethiopic, appeared around the sixth century C.E.